The Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices are consensus-based approaches, developed by Indian health system professionals, that anyone in clinical and community settings can use to implement or improve diabetes treatment and prevention. These Indian Health Diabetes Best Practices:
Cover 20 topics in diabetes treatment and prevention, including adult weight management, breastfeeding, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, nutrition and physical activity, diabetes in youth and a new Best Practice for 2011, Diabetes Prevention.
Are based on findings from the latest scientific research, outcomes studies and successful experiences of diabetes programs.
Provide IHS, Tribal, and Urban Indian health care programs with relevant, evidence-based information on caring for American Indians and Alaska Natives with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes.
Can help diabetes care teams assess what works and what does not work.
Use the FY 2014 Best Practice Addendum below and the 2011 Indian Health Diabetes Best Practice documents as reference towards your SDPI Community-Directed FY 2015 Continuation Application. The FY 2014 Best Practice Addendum provides the most current information on the Required and Optional Key Measures, along with suggested ways to obtain the measures.